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rail

Funding restrictions hamper Euston redesign

2 Apr 15

Station redesign hampered by Treasury restrictions on Network Rail’s ability to source development funding

Julie Hirigoyen

New UKGBC chief sets out green priorities for election

2 Apr 15

Julie Hirigoyen, former UK head of sustainability at JLL, expects sustainability to be a ‘big issue’ in the election

useful

Minister admits some priority schools are delayed

27 Mar 15

David Laws admits not all schools in first phase of programme will be ready for 2017 deadline

Garden bridge

Garden Bridge at risk from Thames Tideway clash

1 Apr 15

Potential delays from judicial review could see bridge’s construction jeopardised by super-sewer timetable

Traffic on a motorway

Kier boss: We want Mouchel for road contracts

27 Mar 15

Chief executive says firm is considering buying engineering services business to win a place on Highways Agency’s frameworks

Data

Leading construction activity indicator

Tracker: February 2015

31 Mar 15

Orders and tender enquiries are looking healthy, and reporting of constraints is down. But employment prospects are a worry for some

2015-17-forecast

Building intelligence: Q4 2014

31 Mar 15

Experian Economics shows that 2014’s construction output increased 7% on the previous year’s total, with the housing sector performing particularly well

More data

Features

The Farrell Review

The Farrell Review: Into the long grass?

2 Apr 15

One year on from the publication of Terry Farrell’s review of architecture and the built environment, it’s time to see whether the government is prepared to support good design - or whether it will favour continued procrastination

Hansom

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Hansom: The weird and wonderful

2 Apr 15

Things take a turn for the strange this week. The Serpentine’s summer pavilion dabbles in psychedelia, a national memorial centre is shaped like a Spitfire, and Boris Johnson can be found tunnelling underneath London

Project news

The Pinnacle

Deal done: Lipton Rogers inks Pinnacle rescue deal

19 Feb 15

Exclusive: Sir Stuart Lipton’s team seals deal to take over mothballed tower

The Pinnacle

Lipton Rogers on verge of Pinnacle rescue deal

16 Feb 15

Sir Stuart Lipton’s team closes in on taking over mothballed tower

Sketch of the week

Turnmill concept sketch

Sketch of the week: Turnmill

2 Apr 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stuart Piercy at Piercy & Co. Architect

Miliband and Cameron

Image of the week: The men who would be king

2 Apr 15

Cameron and Miliband launch their bids to lead the country after May’s election

CPD

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

From the archive

Lilleshall

This week in 1981

2 Apr 15

Lilleshall Hall undergoes renovation ready to become the home of British football

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